I Rosalie Goes Shopping (15) (Percy Aldon. France. 1989) Marieanne Sagebrecht. Brad Davis. Judge Reinhold. 94 mins. Third and apparently final film in the Percy Aldon/Marianne Sagebrecht series which also boasts Sugarbaby and Bagdad Cafe. has the hefty liausfrau offon a credit card spree as she tries to cope with the temptations ofthe States‘ consumer paradise. in the same spirit she gets herself a computer and hacks into a local bank to clear her debts. This may be your last chance to catch the celebrated team in action. Glasgow: GFT.

I Santa Claus: The Movie (PG) (Jeannot Swarc. US. 1985) Dudley Moore.John Lithgow. 108 mins. Cuddly Dudley and Father C. himself in the same movie? One to entertain the younger viewers. or those with a high crassness threshold.

I Saturday Night Fever ( 18) (John Badham. US. 1977) John Travolta. Karen Lynn Gorney. Julic Bovasso. 119mins. Remember the Bee Gees music. the white suits, the days when Travolta was a promising young talent'.’ Nostalgia rules again with the revival of this rather ordinary teen rebellion/dance mini-classic in which an ordinary working-class youth finds the only meaning in his life during his energetic peregrinations on the weekend dance floor. Glasgow: Grosvenor.

I Society ( 18) (Brian Yuzna. US, 1989) Billy Warlock. Patrice Jennings. Devin De Vasquez. 102 mins. A spunky little B-movie from the folks who brought you the horror comic classics like Reanimaror and From Beyond. The narrative follows alienated Californian youngster Warlock as he comes to terms with both his lack of social acceptability and his deeply rooted fearof incest. but his teen angst is manifested in a surprisingly physical way courtesy of Screaming Mad George's ‘Special Surrealistic Effects”. Yuzna calls it ‘Psycho-fiction‘. but we‘ll settle for one of the more intelligent genre movies of recent years. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.



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I Spaced invaders (PG) (Patrick Read Johnson. US, 1990) Douglas Barr. Royal Dano. Ariana Richards. 90 mins. On the 50th anniversary of Orson Welles‘ original War Of The Worlds radio broadcast a gang of cuddly aliens land on Earth to begin their quest for world domination from the unlikely base of Big Bean. Illinois. Only the intervention of Sheriff Barr and curmudgeonly farmer Royal Dano can save the planet from Lieutenant Blaznee (a fashionable ‘Jack Nicholson in space‘ it says here) and his pumpkin-headed mob ofextraterrestrials. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank.

I Steel Magnolia: (PG) (Herbert Ross. US. 1989) Shirley MacLaine. Dolly Parton. Sally Field. Olympia Dukakis. Julia Roberts. 117 mins. The downhome tale of a bevy ofsouthern belles who

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wends its weepy way onto the big-screen. Loads of local colour and tragedy but you can‘t help feeling that you‘ve been emotionally manipulated by a bunch of cindy dolls. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre.

I Sweetie ( 15) (Jane Campion. Australia. 1989) Genevieve Lemon. Karen Colston. Tom Lycos. 100 mins. Controversial debut feature from New Zealand born Campion follows the fortunes oftwo sisters. the quiet. nervy Kay(Karen Colston) and the unpredictably psychotic Sweetie (Genevieve Lemon), whose behavioural eccentricities involve eating china ornaments and painting herself blue. as the pair try to resolve their emotional and familial conflicts. Boldly scripted and composed. Campion‘s film brings a dreamlike quality to the everyday. but beneath all the freakish behaviour and self-consciously challenging camerawork. there breathes a very simple tale of common humanity. Glasgow: GET.

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. ' if The Time of the Gypsies (15) (Emir Kusturida, Yugoslavia, 1990) Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, Liubica Adzovic, Sinollcka Trpkova, Elvira Sali. lllegimate teenager Perhan (Duimovic) lives with his grandmother Baba (Adzovic), crippled younger sister Daca (Salt) and wastrel uncle Merdzan (Husniia Hasimovic) in the gypsy ghetto of a small Yugoslavian town. Wearing a pair of glasses with one lens replaced by paper, the youngster hardly cuts a dash but he is possessed of some strange telekinetic powers. In love with Azra (Trpkova), a girl whose mother thinks he’s too poor for her, Perhan gets a dubious chance to improve himself when the very rich ‘Gypsy Sheik’ Ahmed (Todorovic) arrives back in town. Perhan goes with Ahmed back to the latter’s stamping ground in Italy where he learns an entire range of illegal activities—theft, professional begging, baby-stealing and pimping and soon becomes Ahmed’s deputy. But then, when he returns home to Yugoslavia as a rich man, his life falls apart when he discovers that Azra is pregnant— he simply can’t bring himself to believe


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Lavish to look at, teeming with life and spectacularly scored, this is TOTAL CINEMA in capital letters. As far removed from the usual dead wood and dullness of the ‘Art House‘ as it’s 1 possible to imagine, Time of the Gypsies isn’t only a genuine epic, it’s 1 also a genuine entertainment, a l sprawling, lull-bodied celebration of a culture situated not only on the edge of conventional society but also on the borderline between the real and the magical. Overilowing with tortured obsession, sharp comedy and gritty brutal realism, above all, it’s a movie bursting with an overwhelming sense of the power of images and music. i Impossible to categorise (imagine The Red Shoes crossed with the Grapes of Wrath and you’re getting there), but surprisingly easy to enjoy, this massive film is comprehensively l seductive and completely satisfying. Forget about the subtitles and two and l a half hour running time: see it. (Taw Jackson)

Edinburgh: Fiimhouse 9—15 Dec.

I Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG) (Steve Barron. US. 1989) Judith Hoag. Elias Koteas. Josh Pais. Michelan Sisti. LeifTilden. David Forman. 93 mins. You‘ve read the hype. played the video game, seen the trailers. used the toothpaste. played with the toys. eaten the pizza. What the hell go treat yourselfto the real garbage. Made cheaply. made millions. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Dominion. Odeon, UCl. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian. Cannon. Regal. Strathclyde: Cannon. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr, Odeon Hamilton. La Scala. UCI Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride.

I Texasvllle ( 15) (Peter Bogdanovich. US. 1990) Jeff Bridges. Cybill Shepherd. Annie Potts. Timothy Bottoms. Randy Quaid. Cloris Leachman. 126 mins. Sec preview. Edinburgh: Cameo. i I The Three Of Us (L') (Pupi Avati. ltaly. 83) 88 mins. At the age offourteen. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was studying three-part counterpoint in Pallavicini near Bologna. At the same age. Avati holidayed nearby. and later he developed an obsession with the teenage experiences Mozart must have had in this rarified atmosphere. This is his speculative account of the young composer‘s relationships with his two fellow students. Part of a travelling festival. Mozart A! The

24 The List 7 - 20 December 1990